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Pacific Media Watch is compiled for the Pacific Media Centre as a regional media freedom and educational resource by a network of journalists, students, stringers and commentators.

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Matangi Tonga has hit-out at what it says are attempts by the government to take over and “muzzle” the Tonga Broadcasting...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Prestige, financial prizes and the chance for your story to be read worldwide. This is what lies ahead for authors of...

By Kalino Latu, editor of Kaniva News The Tonga Broadcasting Commission was restructured to save it from being closed down, says the commission’s chair, Dr...

By Kalino Latu, editor of Kaniva News Two senior journalists have been ousted from the newsroom for new roles in a shake-up at the state...

Pacific Media Watch Newdesk The Geneva-based International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) has been awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize, reports Al Jazeera English. In...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The 77 Chinese citizens deported from Fiji by uniformed Chinese police in August were sex workers, according to an investigative report...

OPINION: By Dan McGarry It happens every time disaster strikes in the developing world. The inhabitants of the place become background players in a drama...

By Johnny Poiya and Jeffrey Elapa in Port Moresby A rampaging crowd has attacked Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill’s official vehicle and business...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The Australian government will be offering money to refugees on Manus Island who agree to return to their home countries as...

By Repeka Nasiko in Lautoka, Fiji One accused walked away a free man yesterday while another offered to serve a life sentence if the High...

UN video sourced from the West Papua Liberation Organisation. Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Vanuatu Prime Minister Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas has expressed his country’s concern about the...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk On the eve of New Zealand’s 2017 general election, Pacific Media Watch reports on whether West Papua features in the human...

By Kendall Hutt in Māngere Pasifika voters in South Auckland have stressed they would like to see “hand-ups, not hand-outs” following New Zealand’s 2017 general...

By Jonas Cullwick in Port Vila Vanuatu’s Prime Minister, Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas, says some South Pacific leaders at this month's Forum in Samoa backed off...

Kiwi Fair Go Debate #KiwiFairGo - tonight at 8pm. OPINION: By Martyn Bradbury of The Daily Blog I love New Zealand's democracy. It’s representative, it allows...

By Mong Palatino of Global Voices Indonesian police in East Java are investigating a veteran journalist for comparing former President Megawati Sukarnoputri to Myanmar's Aung...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Indonesia's National Police continue to dig deeper into the Saracen group, an online syndicate accused of creating and spreading hoax news and...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk New Zealand’s Māori and Pasifika community will have a stronger presence in the country’s public media if the Labour Party succeeds...

By Vaidehi Shah Environmental campaigners have accused The Australian and Courier Mail newspapers in regional Queensland of being printed on paper linked to illegal deforestation...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk In celebration of New Zealand's Māori Language Week, the Māori reversioning of the blockbuster Disney movie Moana will premiere tonight in...

The Venice film festival has just ended, and one of the most challenging movies was the documentary Human Flow by Chinese artist and activist...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk With New Zealand’s 2017 general election just two weeks away on September 23, Pacific Media Watch looks into the policies and...